Event on Stormont deal and ‘Sunday’ probe

The possible implications of the Stormont House Agreement on a new police investigation into the Bloody Sunday massacre will be the focus of a public event in the city later this week.

The event will take place at the City Hotel on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.

The main speakers at the event will be Liam Wray, brother of Bloody Sunday murder victim Jim Wray, Darragh Mackin, a solicitor at KRW Law which represents some of the Bloody Sunday relatives, and Brian Gormally, Director, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).

It is also hoped there will be representatives from both the SDLP and Sinn Fein on the panel. The event will be chaired by veteran civil rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey.

Thursday evening’s meeting forms part of the Bloody Sunday March Committee’s programme of events which culminates in the annual march from Central Drive in Creggan to Guildhall Square on Sunday February 1 (2.30pm).

Betty Doherty, of the Committee, said: “Thursday’s meeting aims to provide a space where the general public can discuss the impact of and air their views on the Stormont House Agreement and its possible repercussions for the Bloody Sunday murder investigation.

“The experience and opinions of the panel will give an invaluable insight on the Agreement. It will also provide the opportunity to tease out and assess the finer details of and the mechanisms proposed under the agreement for dealing with the past.”